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Padj Wrote:In my experience, IWC gives great value for money, especially when compared to the other BIg Names in Haute Horlogerie. I'm thinking about Patek, Lange, Vacheron and Breguet, mainly.Where I am stymied is with regard to the price of 2 particular IWC watches, when compared; and maybe you all can explain the why of this.The 5001 in Rose Gold has time, seconds, date, 7-day Power Reserve, and a PR indicator. It lists for $21600.00. The 5023 in Rose Gold has all the above complications, and, additionally, is a Perpetual Calendar watch with a Moon Phase indication that is accurate for over 500 years. AND, all the complications can be advanced by a turn of the crown solely. It lists for $37100.00.How can a watch so much more complicated only cost, not even double the 5001? Or, to put it another way-why is the 5001 more than half the price of the 5023?
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regulateur Wrote: The price of luxury watches has very little to do with the number of complications or even the price to produce them. What IWC is trying to do is to get the highest possible price for their watches in relation to what they want to sell - they are maximizing profits.
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"This man is dangerous. He winds his watch by hand." - from IWC Ads 70's
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